Sir Alex Ferguson has asked the players to focus on our home form, claiming that a brilliant run of results at home put us in a great position for winning the league.

So far, we’ve only dropped 2 points at home, whilst Chelsea have dropped 10 points and Liverpool have dropped 8 points. This weekend will be our first really tough game at home though, playing our first really strong side of the season at home.

However, last season we dropped just 4 points at home, whilst Chelsea dropped 14 and Liverpool dropped 15. Our home form is something we do tend to do well with and with more homes games to play in the second half of the season, we’re finally seeing some advantages of the fixture list swing in our favour.

“Our home form has to be 100 per cent to give us an outstanding chance of winning the league,” said Ferguson. “In the run-in, you’re always going to drop points. We’ve dropped points in the run-in in the past, but you just hope you don’t drop as many points as other teams. That’s what it comes down to. But, obviously, our home record, which is good, needs to be that again. The two games we have in hand gives us the opportunity to close the gap on those clubs at the top. Those two games are at home and it’s important we take advantage of that. But the first thing is to win Sunday’s game. That’s the one that can set us on our way.”